In this issue:
10 Fintech Startups To Watch Out For In 2019 And Beyond
Fintech has been exploding in recent years, disrupting the financial sector and attracting billions in investment globally.
Do Cash Transfers Help The Poor? Word Is Out It Does
IT may not end poverty, it is not even meant to end poverty; it may not even be sufficient to provide two square meals for a family riddled with poverty. And yet, increasingly, today social protection is considered among the most effective tools to combat poverty.
SG Fintech Startup C88 Acquires Indonesia’s IDX Optus To Ramp Up Credit Scoring Capability
In a bid to become a leader in Southeast Asia’s credit decision analytics and scoring space, Singapore-based fintech company C88 Financial Technologies has acquired Indonesian analytics and information management company IDX Optus.
Is Fin-tech The New Panacea For Poverty Alleviation And Local Development? Contesting Suri And Jack’s M-pesa Findings Published In Science
Financial technology, or simply ‘fin-tech’, is increasingly seen as one of the key tools to facilitate poverty reduction and local economic development. One article in particular by Tavneet Suri and William Jack published in the leading publication Science has played a hugely influential role in promoting the fin-tech model in the global South using the example of Kenya’s iconic M-Pesa money transfer platform.
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